Posts Tagged ‘ the future of news ’

FCC Blames Bloggers For The Decline Of Print Journalism

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

Federal Communications Commission commissioner Michael Copps has circulated an internal report that blames the decline of traditional journalism on blogging and new media. “We’re not only losing journalists, we may be losing journalism,” according to Copps. “Some blame the Internet and bloggers, and that’s certainly a part of the story. All that consolidation and mindless […]

Clay Shirky On The Future Of Journalism

Jul 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

Cato Unbound has published an interesting article by Clay Shirky that looks at the future of journalism. It looks at the chaos in the world of journalism created by new media, and how maintaining the status quo is impossible: Like driving, journalism is not a profession — no degree or certification is required to practice […]

Presses Stop For The Printed Blog

Jul 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Microblogging

Print Media Deathwatch Update: Joshua Karp, founder and publisher of The Printed Blog, a Chicago newspaper startup that aggregated news blogs in print form, has announced that the newspaper is a money-loser and is shutting down: It is with great sadness that I must report that, due to a lack of outside investment capital, The […]

Reuters Calls For Olympics Coverage Via Twitter

Jun 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Microblogging, Podcasting, Video

In 2008, podcasting, vlogging and new media in general were effectively banned from the Olympics. For future events, the Olympics has to embrace new media, according to Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger, because the rules governing who can report from the Olympic Games are outdated in the age of Twitter. In a speech to the International […]

Denver Tests ‘Individuated Newspaper’ Delivery

Jun 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: The New Media Update

A media conglomerate is experimenting with delivering newspapers that are customized, not just with neighborhood news for a single part of town, but with custom newsgathering for each individual newspaper customer. MediaNews Group, parent company of The Denver Post, is using a downtown hotel and a neighborhood in Denver as a guinea pig for its […]

Clay Shirky On Iran: “This is it. The big one.”

Jun 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

Media analyst Clay Shirky has some interesting thoughts on the steady stream of photos, Twitter posts and videos coming out of post-election Iran: I’m always a little reticent to draw lessons from things still unfolding, but it seems pretty clear that … this is it. The big one. This is the first revolution that has […]

The Craigslist Conundrum

Jun 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary

paidContent and The New York Times today have interesting articles looking at Craigslist’s growing revenue. According to the Times: The Internet classified ads company, which promotes its “relatively noncommercial nature” and “service mission” on its site, is projected to bring in more than $100 million in revenue this year, according to a new study from […]

Washington Post Looks For Government Handout To “Save Journalism”

May 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General

The Washington Post published a piece today by Bruce W. Sanford and Bruce D. Brown that argues that the US government needs to step in and enact laws to “save journalism”: Unless Congress embarks on far-reaching change in public policy to maintain the viability of journalism as it evolves online, we will soon find ourselves […]

Kindle DX: First Impressions From Kindle Chronicles’ Len Edgerly

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, iPods & Portable Media Players

Wednesday online book retailing giant unveiled the newest version of the Kindle e-book reader. The new model, the Kindle DX, is a bigger-screened, more expensive version ($489!) of Amazon’s popular gadget. The DX is thin and light, can display more shades of gray (perfect for b/w newspaper and magazine content), and, says InformationWeek, it […]

eMarketer: ‘Blogs Are Now Mainstream Media’

May 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, The New Media Update

Online marketing research firm eMarketer released its latest report Wednesday, a study that indicates a growing number of Americans Internet users are publishing their own blogs, for a growing blog-reading audience. The cloyingly named The Blogosphere: A-Twitter with Activity, report indicates that the number of American Internet users making their own blogs is growing: 27.9 […]